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that to himself. >> reporter: clint eastwood's script with an empty chair that was supposed to be president obama had some cheering. the romney family was not laughing. >> we appreciated clint's support. he's a unique guy and did a unique thing. >> reporter: the campaign defended the actor saying judging an american icon like clint eastwood through a political lens doesn't work. the ad libbing was a break and the crowd enjoyed it. the president's twitter account took notice sending out this tweet at eastwood and romney saying this seat is taken. >> not a word about his record in massachusetts where job growth was 47th out of 50. >> reporter: signs of the tough fight to come, the obama campaign countered romney's speech and biden offered a rebuttal of his own in ohio. >> we do not think you grow the economy from the millionaires down. you build it from the middle class out. >> reporter: they are down playing a post convention bump in the polls. they did one up the president in one category, getting to louisiana first. president obama arrives here on monday. randi? >> jim, thank you. now to central
legend clint eastwood. carrying on a conversation with an invisible obama in an empty chair. and having watched last night's mystery speaker i can say with some confidence, the mystery remains. (laughter) jim? >> i have mr. obama sitting here. and es-- i just was going to ask him a couple questions. but-- you know, how do you handle promises that you have made when you were running for election? and how do you handle-- how do you handle it? i mean what do you say to people? do you just-- i thought, well, i think closing gitmo, why close that, we spent so much money on it. but-- i thought maybe it is an excuse-- oh, what do you mean shut up. what do you want me to tell romney? i can't tell him to do that, he can't do that to himself. >> stephen: folks, there has not been a political speech this powerful since the famous lincoln book shelf debate. (laughter) and it's not just me. it's not just me enjoying it, the praise was universal. >> you saw him begin with a very odd schtick by clint eastwood and i think you may have wondered what was going on. >> let's talk a little bit about the ele
. the strange spectacle of clint eastwood. >> but what do you want me to tell romney? i can't tell him to do that. can't do that to himself. [ laughter ] >> you're absolutely crazy. >> that was the weirdest thing i've seen at a political convention in my entire life. >> i thought that clint eastwood was bizarre, and i thought it was demeaning to the presidency. >> he was confusing, he was rambling, just a big mistake. >> i did think it was a little bit weird. but after dwelling on it and watching the replays a little more, i thought, this was -- this ended up being an unintendedly fantastic performance. >> joining us now here in charlotte to talk about all this, david drucker, reporter for "roll call." christina bellantoy, pbs news hour, and lauren ashburn, editor-in-chief of daily download, a web site where i'm contributor. lauren, you were in tampa, was clint eastwood's performance so, shall we say, unusual, that it warranted this tidal wave of media chatter and analysis? >> duh, right? i immediately tweeted out watching this crazy performance, this as some said, bizarre-o performance, tha
but the nominee, from the tropical storm to, yes, clint eastwood. >>> plus, yahoo! firing a top executive for a crude anti-romney joke. was the punishment too harsh? >>> i'm howard kurtz, and this is a special convention edition of "reliable sources." >>> the challenge for journal t journalists here in north carolina is how to chronicle a convention that will never match the excitement of the one four years ago when barack obama was a brand new cultural phenomenon. the challenge in tampa was very different -- scrutinizing and analyzing a nominee the country doesn't know that well when other storylines kept overshadowing mitt romney's moment. when romney finally gave his big address, he had the unenviewable task of trying to match the sky-high expectations set by the pundits. >> you know there's something wrong with the kind of job he's done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him. >> this was not a speech that -- that was designed to move an audience, although romney himself was moved. this was a solid speech. a good speech. not a great speech. >> but the
. the reason we're debating, even discussing clint eastwood is because there is nothing memorable about mitt romney's speech. there's not a memorable line, a memorable philosophy. all he advocated was the policies that led to the economic recession, the financial meltdown, and the collapse. of the auto industry. the american people know that the president inherited those things, and through tough, hard work has begin to turn the corner on exactly what he inherited. the economy is not in a recession, not growing as fast as it needs to grow. the auto industry isn't near collapse but is thriving. the financial industry that was once facing a meltdown is starting to slowly and surely lend to homeowners, small businesses and kids going to college. do we stay on that course or the course that led to actually the disaster that he inherited on day one. >> we'll talk more about the choice. you mention clint eastwood. certainly overshadowing what was a critical hour for mitt romney. here's a portion of what he said at the convention. >> what do you want me to tell romney? i can't tell him to do that.
. you can just ride on. >> even the president is mocking the clint eastwood disaster. >> it's my turn. >> tonight, how the romney camp made the decision to allow the fiasco and how republicans are trying to bail him out. >> eastwood succeeding in getting under obama's skin. sglin victory for voters in ohio. the republican suppression effort is overruled by a federal judge. set your dvrs because state senator nina turner is here to respond. >> truth of the matter is that it's republicans who are suppressing the vote. >>> good to have you with us tonight folks, thanks for watching. people are talking about the winners and the losers at the republican convention that wrapped up in tampa. who came out on top? who misses the mark? the biggest loser by far as i see it, was the truth. the truth took a real beating in tampa, florida. the overriding theme of the republican national convention was dishonesty. and it was embraced by republicans from all wings of the party, up and down the ticket. this was a convention where the theme of an entire day's worth of programming was a manipulated quot
political convention. and almost never is that old man oscar winner clint eastwood. (applause) not that romney didn't get a chance to-- you know, i think he talked too. >> we americans have always felt a special kinship with the future. >> jon: yes, yes, we americans uniquely among earth's people, move forward in time. look, i don't-- (laughter) i don't care how many marco's rubio you put in between clint eastwood and mitt romney, romney ain't outshining this little playlet i like to call the old man and the seat. and here's why-- (laughter) it hurts-- here's why it hurts. it hurt these republicans bad because this convention like all conventions is a scripted and focused group fantasy and the display of eastwood's gran torino id was the very thing republicans had constructed the entire week to suppress. this convention was the vision of a perfect america, that use odd to exist until barack obama ruined it, and so what if that america had never actually existed. >> to be an american was to assume that all things were possible, that unique blend of optimism, humility, it's that
put in between clint eastwood and mitt romney, romney ain't outshining this little playlet i like to call the old man and the seat. and here's why-- (laughter) it hurts-- here's why it hurts. it hurt these republicans bad because this convention like all conventions is a scripted and focused group fantasy and the display of eastwood's gran torino id was the very thing republicans had constructed the entire week to suppress. this convention was the vision of a perfect america, that use odd to exist until barack obama ruined it, and so what if that america had never actually existed. >> to be an american was to assume that all things were possible, that unique blend of optimism, humility, it's that good feeling when you have more time to volunteer to coach your kid's soccer team or help out on school trips. it's when we see that new business opening up downtown. it's when we go to work in the morning and see everybody else on the block doing the same thing. my friends cared more about what sports teams we followed than what church we went to. >> jon: gee whiz, pops, that sounds awes
thought that the propaganda informercial was effective. then we had the clint eastwood on the stage with an empty chair. and it was the most surreal thing i have ever seen in my life and all that anybody is talking about to today is invisible obama, and cletus and this is obama right here and he is standing in between us. >> and what is fascinating that we will talk about in the next segment is "the new york times" reporter who talked to the romney h people is that they did not vet a speech. they never actually asked him for a speech. >> here is romney, super control freak, right, and always puntin -- punctual, and he was forced into the speech. >> and what about the fact that president obama in order to win is now appealing to individual groups and shoring up the bases as much as he k and basically dividing people? >> well, that is what every, and to some extent that is what everybody does. the republican party appealing to the evangelicals and the climate change denialists. >> that what the elections are now? >> yes, they appeal to that. i don't think that when you say, look, we h
for their turn in the spotlight. we'll have more reaction to the unique performance by clint eastwood. >>> also a hometown hero is honored. we are live in san jose at a special football game that's about to kickoff. that story is next. >>> across the country and across the bay area, football season kicks off tonight for college and high school. perhaps the most emotional game will be in san jose. leland high school will honor pat tillman. the classic kickoff will start off in two hours. tillman was a star there about 20 years ago. what's the plan tonight? >> reporter: well, they're getting ready while the jv is playing the game right now. they're getting ready for tonight's special game. the first ever pat tillman legacy classic game. this game will become an annual tradition. a game in which the school will honor pat tillman who played football here, went on to play at arizona state and then on to the nfl. became a national hero when he traded in his nhl uniform for a u.s. army ranger one after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. he was killed after a tragic incident of friendly fire in 2004. eight ye
of social media. >>> any convention of the was scripted to the second clint eastwood's appearance the one unrehearsed moments but dirty harry went road. >>> the 82 year-old actor spoke to an empty chair the furniture a last-minute request according to a romney @ the show he asked the prop person to bring a chair out and the prop person thought he would sit in that instead eastwood and launched into a rambling conversation with a phantom president >>> it may be time for a businessman >>> in his at that romney officials say was improvised eastwood imagine the president answering back >>> east would also have the invisible mr. obama uttering obscenities >>> what you want me to tell romney? i can tell him to do that to himself >>> eastwood was scheduled to speak for five minutes but ignored the like to wrap up and spoke twice as long as traffic on twitter about the bizarre speech spike the romney campaign put out a statement even as the candidate that delivered his acceptance speech kedging up and i can't like clint eastwood throw a political lands does not work. the crowd enjoyed it. the oba
) the same year clint eastwood directed "outlaw josey wales," john wayne starred in his final film, playing a gunfighter dying of cancer, whose code is out of place in turn-of-the-century west. look out! (gunshots) (thomas mcguane) the western's gruesome elements, which strike you as romantic and idealized and it gets to be obsolete and dangerous. (gunshots) well, they have to change spiritual plateaus or end. that's the test that will either exterminate westerns, or change them into something that can go on living. (thomas schatz) it's difficult not to see it as having run its course. (dramatic music playing) (glass shattering) (thomas schatz) it dealt with social problems that were crucial for decades. and that somehow we've worked through all that and we no longer need this form to help us process certain kinds of cultural concerns. our attitudes have changed. values have changed. clothes have changed. and so many westerns were made it just lost its punch. just when the western seems like it's gone away, someone else comes along with a different twist on it. (narrator) "dances with wolve
for clint eastwood's rambling performance in the key 10:00 hour thursday night, but conventions rarely do surprises anymore. this one was mitt romney's major opportunity to sell himself to the american people. >> in america, we celebrate success. we do not apologize for success. >> what america needs is jobs -- lots of jobs. >> you know there is something wrong with the kind of job he has done as president when the best feeling you had is the day you voted for him. >> you were in tampa. did mitt romney make the sale? >> i think he did a good job in introducing insult to the american people. most people had not seen him and paul ryan. we did nothing but see him and paul ryan. about 28 million households watching probably. he also did a good job in selling the new theme. the new theme is not barack obama, european socialists. the new theme is disappointment. we were all happy four years ago with his message of hope and change, but there is no hope. there was no change. now we have to move on. you know, whether they believe it in their heart, it is a good theme. >> it is better than mitch mc
. but he is still fielding questions about this. that strange clint eastwood speech. we have new details this morning on just how that odd scene came to be. >> that empty chair. >>> also, the last thing anyone wants to see off the beach this weekend, the last weekend of summer, is a great white feeding. they're closing beaches along cape cod. there's been seven great white sightings on one day this week alone. incredible. >>> an amazing story last night in florida. this is history being made. a gender barrier being tackled, so to speak. for the first time ever, a female took the field in a high school football game as quarterback. we're going to hear from her coming up. >> good for her. >>> we're going to begin with isaac. no longer a hurricane. but still wreaking havoc this morning. here, we see the storm track. the remnants are coming further north and bringing dangerous rain to the northwest this morning. take a look at these pictures. new flooding overnight, in alabama, arkansas, mississippi and missouri. let's get the latest from our extreme weather team, starting with ginger zee in
: clint eastwood makes a surprise appearance at the republic convention. but did his speech cause a distraction or did dirty harry hit the mark? >> i will start it you finish it. go ahead. >> make my day. mr. president, it is time to stop blaming predecessor for your failed economic policy. >> laura: republicans hit back against president obama's incessant blame bush mantra. how will the democrats respond? we will tell you. >> caution, you where to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> laura: hi, everyone, i'm laura ingraham in for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the state of the race. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. three days of speeches at the republic national convention, successfully drove home three points. one, mitt romney has the experience and the demeanor required to get this country moving again. two: mitt rom? i a caring person. is he a family man. he possesses a great empathy for those in need. and, three, barack obama's policies have failed miserably i wish president obama had succeeded because i want ameri
the big celebrities that the democrats roll out. >> eliot: i bet logical be clint eastwood. that's "viewpoint." stay tune to enter the war room with jennifer granholm. have a great long weekend. >>> >>> i'm >> jennifer:. tonight in "the war room," well, that was interesting the party of no, turns into the party of i, i am willing to tell lies, i'm already looking forward to 2016, as in i -- oh i can't even go there. tell just gop what happened to we? as in we the people. >> all in favor signify by say saying aye! >> aye! >> jennifer: i guess that answers that. ♪ >> mitt romney's speech last night, he rolled out a new strategy to win over former obama voters. he said i know you liked him. i know you were excited about him, but don't you think it might be time to give someone else a try? listen. >> romney: if you felt that excitement when you voted for barack obama, shouldn't you feel that way now that he is president obama? [ cheers and applause ] >> romney: you know there is something wrong with the kind of job he has done as president, when the best feeling
by the republicans mystery speaker who turned out to the actor and director clint eastwood. >> i would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen. something i think is very important is that you, we -- we own this country. [applause] >> the justice department dropped its investigation of cia interrogators for their role in the deaths of prisoners in iraq and afghanistan. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. mitt romney accepted the republican presidential nomination thursday night with a vow to revive the u.s. economy and a plea to voters disappointed with president obama's first term. >> how many days have you woken up thinking something special was happening in america? many of you felt that way on election day four years ago. hope and change had a powerful appeal. tonight ask a simple question. if you felt that excitement when you voted for barack obama, shouldn't you feel that way now that he is president obama? [applause] you know there's something wrong with the kind of job his son as president and the
republican nominee, mitt romney tries to forget clint eastwood. >> so, mr. president, how do you handle promises you've made? >> the g.o.p. hears the president's answer. >> don't you believe it. here's the truth. >> pelley: reports from jan crawford, anthony mason, and bob schieffer. and "on the road" with steve hartman. a silent soldier hears the call of duty. >> 60 years later. still checking on his guys. cbaptioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, the storm cleared over the gulf coast today and the full impact of hurricane katrina is now becoming clear. the first hurricane to hit the u.s. this season left at least ve peoeople dead. more than 20 inches of rain combined with the storm surge raft whole neighborhoods underwater in louisiana. dee power is still out for more than half a million homes and businesses and the damage could top $2 billion. our mark strassmann has been talking with some of the people who have lost nearly everything. >> reporter: for the first time oday we were able to look from the air at the abandoned
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